Going Public with Ebola

November 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NEIDL director Ronald Corley said during the forum that the Ebola virus is not airborne, and there are almost no examples of a virus that has changed its mode of transmission once it’s in the human population. Above: panelists Jamie Childs (from left), Paul Biddinger, Nahid Bhadelia, and Corley. Photo by Jackie RicciardiNEIDL director says... More

GSDM Students Travel to Gracias, Honduras, to Provide Dental Care

November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

This past September, two Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) students volunteered their time and talent treating Honduran residents in a very small, remote town called Gracias. During the week of Sept. 13–20, Stephanie Leung DMD 15 and Thomas Mosley DMD 15 participated in an externship under the guidance of Medical, More

BU Researcher Awarded Grant to Pilot Autism Intervention

November 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A BU School of Public Health and School of Medicine researcher will lead a $3 million study aimed at addressing racial and economic disparities in the early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among young children. The five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will allow a team led by Emily Feinberg, More

Center for Regenerative Medicine to Create First Open Access Lung Stem Cell Repository

November 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The BU/BMC Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) has been awarded a grant to establish the first-of-its-kind stem cell repository that researchers across the country can access for free. The five-year $2.7 million federal grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will help expand and grow stem cell research aimed at developing treatment for... More

“When Patients Heal You” BUMC Concert Nov. 21

November 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  The BU Arts Outreach Initiative, BUSM Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, and the BMC Neurology Department announce the third annual “When Patients Heal You” concert on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Keefer Auditorium. A creative collaboration between neurology patients and BU/BUMC musicians, the concert features musical performances by patients of the BMC Neurology Department... More

BU Experts: U.S. Response to Ebola Raises Ethical, Legal Questions

November 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

It was the bike ride seen ‘round the world. When Maine nurse Kaci Hickox hopped on a bike last Thursday, openly defying a quarantine order to stay home after she had treated Ebola patients in West Africa, she intensified a legal and ethical debate likely to have far-reaching consequences in the U.S., according to a panel... More

BU Scientists Get a Lesson in Telling Their Stories

October 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Alan Alda, famous for his roles in M*A*S*H* and PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, made a guest appearance on the Medical Campus – via video recording, that is. On Oct. 21, the School of Medicine welcomed faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for a one-day workshop to help BU scientists communicate their work... More

Resilience and Mindfulness, Nov. 4

October 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University Health Promotion Series When: Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon - 1 p.m. Who: Karen Brouhard, BU Faculty and Staff Assistance Office Where:  BUSM Instructional (L) Building; Room L201 (72 East Concord St., Second Floor) Description: Life is full of challenges. While we often have no choice over which challenges we encounter, we do have some control over how we... More

Joining Forces: TBI/PTSD Conference to be Held Nov. 4

October 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In 2011 the White House established the Joining Forces initiative to promote the education, research and clinical care for military members with TBI and PTSD.  The Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC)  was one of the original participants in the program. This year the Medical Campus will host the Third Annual Joining Forces Conference on Tuesday, More

BUSM #30, BUSPH #25 in Inaugural U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings

October 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

U.S. News released its latest rankings tool, Best Global Universities, today and Boston University is listed 37. The new rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide as well as by region and country. As an interesting comparison, U.S. News ranks BUSM 32nd, BUSPH 11th and BU 42nd in the U.S. on its list... More